Backcountry Ski Courses

SKI & LEARN…

Struggling to learn the basics? Not having fun? Not feeling confident in your skills?

Let our ACMG certified guides show you how!

These courses are designed to share our years of experience and knowledge to help you build up your skills and gain confidence when you travel in the mountains. Take the time to learn from the pros, and you will be moving through the terrain safely, with confidence and having fun on your skis.

 

Backcountry Ski Courses we offer…

Intro to Backcountry Skills Training

If you are new to the backcountry, or still struggling with your gear and techniques, then this is the course for you. We will pass on our years of experience and knowledge to assist you build your skills.

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This 2 day/1 evening course will teach new students

  • Equipment Selection & Application
  • Trip Planning
  • Navigation
  • Tracksetting & Trailbreaking
  • Routefinding & Terrain
  • Avalanche Basics
  • Backcountry Preparedness

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Group Size: Minimum 4 / Maximum 6 Students

Price: $345/person + GST

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Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue

Glacier skiing is a unique experience. Either as part of a day trip or a long ski traverse. There are many hazards in the glacier environment that skiers must be aware of – the consequences can be deadly.

This course uses a mix of indoor classroom for ropework, as well as field travel for application of techniques. There is the option of a heli assist trip for the field day on a local glacier for additional cost.

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This 2 day course teaches students:

  • Basic Glaciology
  • Equipment Selection & Application
  • Self Rescue
  • Hauling Systems
  • Roped Travel
  • and much more

Dates: March 24-25, 2018

Group Size: Minimum 4 Students / Maximum 8

Price: $275/ person + GST

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Over the years, we have offered professional instruction in some of the following areas to assist upcoming backcountry skiers
  • Ski Mountaineering
  • Mountain Weather
  • Snow Profiles & Tests
  • Map, GPS, & Navigation
  • Winter Shelters & Emergency Medical Evacuations
  • Mentorship for Professional level training
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Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue Course

TBD, 2020

Smithers, BC

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Private Guiding

Early season skiing!  Get out with our guides, enjoy fresh powder, tune up your touring skills, or practice your avalanche rescue.

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The Galleon - Guided Trip

This spring classic goes deep into the Babine Mtns Park. Conditions dependent, we will ski one of the classic couloirs visible from town.Trip participants must be very fit, and able to travel a long day of @ 30km & 1600m ascent.

 

Smithers, BC

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The 7000' - Guided Trip

The complex alpine tour starts from the ski area, through Big Simpsons Gulch, and down the Kathlyn Face. Participants must be strong and fit skiers. Early starts are required for this tour. This trip is very condition and weather dependent.

 

Smithers, BC

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Rocher Deboule Range Spring Basecamp

We will fly into the rugged Rocher Deboule Range and set up camp for the weekend. Participants will need to provide their own winter camping equipment, and should have previous experience with spring ski camping

Smithers, BC

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